Advice from the Masters: C. S. Lewis

Apr 22, 2015 | Better Writing

C. S. Lewis is one of the writers who made me smile about serious things and think more deeply about important things. I discovered him through the Screwtape Letters, and I still go back to that book for insight and a smile. Here’s his advice for writers of all kinds.

“Don’t say it was delightful; make us say delightful when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers Please will you do the job for me.”

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